INDIANAPOLIS — Right now, in Indiana alone, there are more than 2,000 teaching positions open. A local nonprofit here in Indianapolis is helping to fill the gap. The 3000 block of North Meridian is where future educators are getting their start through a new apprenticeship program through Family Development Services. It gives them the opportunity […]

AVON — There is a critical need for teachers in the Hoosier State, and Cedar Elementary School is no exception. That’s why when Elijah Norwood saw a need for teachers in the Avon Education Foundation a few months ago, he decided to step in. “We’ve struggled with subs for the last two and a half […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would have restricted what Indiana teachers can and cannot say about race, history and politics in classrooms was killed in the Senate Monday. House Bill 1134 was killed in the Senate after it was not brought forward for a second reading. Had it passed, the bill would have required teachers to […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Critical race theory, a once-obscure academic concept that is nearly 40 years old, has been thrust into the spotlight following last year’s social justice protests and a push by several states to create bills that would ban teaching the topic in elementary, middle and high schools. In the most basic terms, the core […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Martin University announced it will erase past-due account balances for more than 200 students who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indianapolis-based school said in a release that most of the students who will have their debts cleared are the ones who were not able to re-enroll in classes due to their […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Parents, educators, state legislators and Indianapolis Public School commissioners spent Saturday morning discussing the importance of racial diversity in the classroom. Building a diverse teacher pipeline was the main topic of conversation. Statistics collected by Rise Indy say 70% of IPS students are minorities and 70% of full-time educators in the district are […]

IPS partnering with IndyGo to roll out new transportation proposal

As school boards continue to map out their back to school plans with students and staff safety at top of mind, parents are also left to decide how their child will learn this coming semester.

As schools across Indiana prepare to reopen for the first day of classes in a pandemic, keeping students and staff safe and every surface sanitized is at the top of the priority list.

All schools in Marion County, including IPS, will begin at their scheduled time in the fall — but students and parents will still have options.

INDIANAPOLIS — Some students aren’t able to connect to their virtual classrooms through no fault of their own. Kiymani Russell, a third grader at Edison School of the Arts, is keeping up with her school work through paper packets, since she can’t do any of her school work online. She doesn’t have internet service at […]